This is a national study that examines factors that make up the Australian Midwifery Workplace Culture from the perspective of midwives. Using survey data, the proposed project identifies factors that make up a positive or negative workplace environment. These data include 350 responses from Australian midwives to a 47-item survey, including a qualitative element. This project is significant by being the first in Australia to examine the workplace culture of midwifery in a national context. Further work on this project has the ability to ultimately impact retention of midwives, and inform an action plan for tangible change to safeguard the future well-being of the midwifery workforce, and in turn, that of Australian mothers and babies. One paper has been published so far from this study.
CMCFH staff involved: Dr Christine Catling